June 27, 2013 in Brisbane Jazz Band, Brisbane Swing Band, Music, Photos, Swing Dance Band, Swing Dance Brisbane, The Calibre Cats

Live CD and Gig Review

As a band that does a lot of private shows, parties and corporate events, we don’t often get many reviews written about us – so we were delighted when we spotted this one based on our Cooly Rocks On shows and recently released Live CD.

“… Bridget Burnell fronts up the eight piece neo swing sensation. Also known as Dollface her voice is beautiful, with a subdued fragility to it, something that will catch you if you really listen but its gone as quick as it appears. Her ability to handle scatting is fantastic, having heard a lot of jazz and swing this is something where most fall short, not here however. Horns are provided by Warwick on the Trumpet, Rowan on the Trombone, Sean on Baritone Sax and Scez on Tenor Sax and Clarienet. These guys can really play, all are fine musicians, no one tries to overshadow anyone else, they all rise and fall in time and come on strong for their respective solos. Tiny on Guitar and Yuji on Bass provide essential sonic presence to the band, and lastly Drummer Wes brings up the all important beat, and he absolutely kills it, he fits like a glove, a class drummer, I don’t think many can play as tight and with the clarity as he does… 

…If you are running any kind of event, function or maybe even a wedding I would and do recommend The Calibre Cats. An all together, refined, highly professional band, if you can get your hands on their CD “Live at The Tivoli Theatre” I recomend you do, people always ask me when I’m working at these gigs “Do they sound as good on their CD?” the answer is yes they do, really nice production, worthy of any good Hi-Fi system…”

Thanks so much Sam for your kind words! Cheers!


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